Support Groups

Support groups offer a dedicated time and place for patients, family members and caregivers to connect with others who are going through a similar experience. 

Support Groups are Currently Offered Virtually, From the Comfort of Your Home

Learn more about our support groups and visit our support services calendar. For additional information or questions, please call (626) 256-4673, ext. 32273.

Bereavement Support Groups
These groups are open to surviving spouses, caregivers, siblings and children who have experienced cancer-related deaths. Preregistration is required for this 12-week series.
 
Caregivers Connect Virtually
Caregiver’s Connect Virtually is a safe place for caregivers to take time to relax, get support and get to know other caregivers. Open to all caregivers, all cancers, inpatient and outpatient and the community.
 

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Education and Support Group (Virtual)
Sponsored by the Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Society, this group provides education and support and offers the opportunity to discuss concerns with others.

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CLIMB Program
Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery (CLIMB) is a free virtual support group for children ages 6-17 years old whose parent or other important adult in their life has been diagnosed with cancer.
Please download the flyer below for how to register, or contact Jo Ann Namm, CCLS at (626) 218-4513 or email at jnamm@coh.org.

Download the CLIMB flyer

Coping with Head and Neck Cancer (not meeting at this time, please check back soon)

Join this group to learn from each other’s experience, obtain tips and tools to help manage stress, and learn how you can best support your family.
Contact: Bernie White, LCSW (626) 218-7354
 
Couples: Essential Skills for Overcoming the Challenges of Cancer Together
Gain knowledge about specific techniques to enhance open and honest communication. Learn practical behaviors that will strengthen your relationship. Practice effective problem solving skills together. Each group will be interactive and focus on a different topic. Also available in Spanish.
Contact: LynneThomas, MSW (626) 218-8406 or lythomas@coh.org
 
Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GVHD) Education and Support Group (Virtual)
An educational and support group to help patients better understand and cope with graft-versus-host disease (GHVD). Learn from each other’s experience and take comfort in knowing you are not alone in this journey.
Contact: Estella Barrios, LCSW, ebarrios@coh.org

Leukemia, Lymphoma & Multiple Myeloma Patient Connections (not meeting at this time, please check back soon)
Find strength, support and connect with others. Light refreshments are served. 
A warm and welcoming environment for hematology patients and caregivers to provide and receive support in order to improve their coping throughout the continuum of their cancer journey.
Contact: Terence Hung, LCSW (626) 218-5278
 
Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer (Virtual)
Join us for medical updates and a safe space to share with others. Benefit from the wisdom of patient, caregivers and our clinical experts. Feel free to come alone or with your loved one. Registration is greatly appreciated. Walk-Ins are welcome.
Contact: Jenny Lu, LCSW (626)218-8407 or email jenlu@coh.org
 
Prostate Cancer Support Group (Virtual)
This group is a safe space for men to express their concerns to men, share experiences and relate to others coping with the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment. Spouses/partners are welcome.
Contact: Kathleen Burns, RN (626) 218-1188 or email kaburns@coh.org
 
Tobacco Cessation Support Group (Virtual) - Monday and Tuesdays
Learning, Sharing and Caring
Come and learn strategies to overcome withdrawal symptoms to break habits that link to and trigger tobacco use. Tobacco cessation support groups help you to identify the mental, physical and social aspects of tobacco use. Participants are six times more likely to be tobacco-free one year later then those who quit on their own. Also, statistics have show that up to 60% of tobacco users have quit by the end of the program.
 
Please contact Sophia Yeung at 626-218-9410 or email smokingcessation@coh.org.
 
 

Women's Cancers Support Group (Virtual) (New!)

This group is for people diagnosed with Stage 1, 2 or 3 breast or gynecologic cancer in the last 12 months. Join us to share with others who are going through the same challenges. Find and give support, and increase feelings of hope. Find community, and reduce feelings of loneliness, anxiety and distress. Learn new ways of coping. This group is intended to provide an opportunity for mutual sharing and support.

Registration is required.

Please contact Lisa Donley-Lanyi, LMFT to register at ldonley-lanyi@coh.org or call 626-218-8049